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Posted: 31/12/2014 at 16:26

Feeding the squirrels is fine, till they empty their feeder, when they come back to the bird feeder and empty that as well!   If I let them, they could cost me a small fortune, but I will go on as I really want to feed the birds, especially in this colder weather. 

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 16:15

We're at the stuffing and nips stage too - such a great meal and such a delight!  Let's all enjoy whatever we are having and be thankful to whatever you believe in that we are lucky enough to have it all, and each other.  Raising a glass to all …………..

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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:47

Hear, hear

I got lucky last night...

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:46

The big greenhouse (relatively speaking) has had no heating yet, and open doors when dry enough.  The little plastic seed tray one got blown over twice so we have taken it down and put the bits in the garage till the next growing season gets under way. 

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:44

Whatever you celebrate around this time of year, may you all be happy, blessed and joyful - and looking forward to Spring. 

Waterproof Garden Shoes

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 15:21

Indeed - and I guess he could have white or red wellies according to his taste - good idea!

Waterproof Garden Shoes

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 15:09

I loved that, but somehow I doubt the present Pope could get a new pair of shoes for the equivalent of 200 lire!!

Bossy Birds!

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:30

I'm afraid I have upset all the birds which normally come to our feeders!!  Our previously huge fig tree offered cover and convenient perching near the feeder pole - but it got hugely overgrown as I had been unwell and unable to prune it for a year or two.  Now it is cut right back and the feeders are too exposed!   The birds do pop in for a quick bite and are then gone, rather than lots of them sitting around happily - oh dear, I hope they will forgive me when the fig begins to grow again in the Spring.

The other feeders in an obelisk I have had to give up temporarily because of the squirrels.  Doesn't matter what I do, from various 'squirrel proof ' feeder (which aren't) to prickles on the obelisk bars, to addition to the feed - nothing has helped - they can get through a good kilo of feed a day if I put it out.  I am hoping to do something with chicken wire to cover it - I assume that any hole around the same size as a nest box hole will allow the little birds in, and possibly, though not probably, keep the squirrels out - we will see!

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:00

Let's hope so - though probably over this weekend all the birds will do their Christmas shopping & leave us with no indoor berries!!

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:49

You may get your cotoneaster berries indoors this year, as it has been so warm the birds are not particularly hungry yet.  Very few of my, usually by now stripped, shrubs have had any berries taken - and those that have I suspect squirrels rather than birds.  

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Use of the English language! 
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Happy seasons greetings to all

Be joyful 
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squirrels and their cleverness

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frosted lilies

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out of season plants

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bird feeders

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